In Camtasia Studio you should be able to set the project output Title easily.

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We use shortened descriptive filenames without spaces, however when doing so the unsightly title is unfortunately built into Camtasia’s video player template. To change the title, I've been told you need to manually edit the config.xml XML file exported by Camtasia (in a text editor, Dreamweaver, or other HTML editor), by searching for and replacing the text dc:title= in the XML file.

We've used Adobe Captivate in the past, and it was trivial to do it there by just setting a file property (e.g. the Title, same place as you set the Author, Company, etc.), however in Camtasia Studio it does not seem to have that simple ability.

Please fix for future versions, as we don't want to expose customers to the internal short names when viewing the recordings, but also don't want to hack XML files.
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Maybe I'm missing something here, but I've never experienced this. 

The title in the video is always the Production Name, which you enter manually when you produce the video. So, you would just produce a version with the 'correct name' for your client.
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Hi Ruth,

I want the name of the video in the player to show "Backup Product 1.2.3: Maintenance and Troubleshooting - Lesson 5: Configuring Backup Storage". HOWEVER, I don't want a folder named with these spaces and length, so instead just want the actual folder that the project is stored in to be named shorter, without spaces, and abbreviated as "prod123_MT_lesson5_Storage". 

Can you accomplish this in Camtasia?
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use a start group made of callouts to set the video name that appears when the video loads

launch this as an example ...

http://cookbookplus.com/Temp/TechSmith/HowTo/HowToUseEpicPenForCamtasiaStudioDrawings/HowToUseEpicPenForCamtasiaStudioDrawings_player.html
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Hi Tomer,

Yes, the 'project name' and the 'production name' are two different things.
The project name is the name for the entire project, that is set up when you start the project.

The production name is the name of the video that you produce.
You can change the production name any time that you produce a new video from the project.
If you're still not sure, let me know and I'll post some screen shots.
Ruth 
 
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Yes, please provide more information. I don't know where these settings are you refer to as far as the "project name" vs "production name".

When I go through the Production Wizard, under Video Options screen > Video Info > Options button, there is the Project Information tab which has a Title setting. Is this one of your two settings you are referring to? I've tried setting this before and it hasn't made any impact on the outputted video.
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Yes,  when you go to produce the video using the Production Wizard here:


This is where you produce the video, you can safely save it using whatever title you want for your customer.
The name chosen here does not affect the project name (.camproj), ie. your Camtasia source files.
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If I click on Produce and Share or CTRL+P, and on the first screen I select Custom production settings from the drop-down.

Clicking Next through the wizard gives me the following screens:
  • How would you like to produce your video? (I select MP4)
  • Smart Player Options and the following sub-tabs: ControllerSizeVideo settingsAudio settings, and Options
  • Video Options
  • Marker Options
  • Produce Video
It is the Produce Video screen which allows me to provide a Production Name similar to your screenshot:



Note that in my screenshot it shows the resulting folder and filenames down below, and that those file names are a direct result of the production name. In fact, trying to produce this will fail, with the following error message:



What I would like is a folder and filename structure that is "prod123_MT_lesson5_Storage", however I want the title bar in the resulting video to show: "Backup Product 1.2.3: Maintenance and Troubleshooting - Lesson 5: Configuring Backup Storage".

I still don't see how this can be accomplished (without hacking the XML file). This was pretty easily accomplished in Adobe Captivate via a video title field. For example, in the Video Info > Options button, you could easily allow the Title field to be the one used in the display of the resulting video, even though it has no effect on folder structure or file names (and can therefore use illegal file characters, such as a colon).
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If all you want to do is change the title of the .mp4, all you need to do is rename it. I just tried now, and it replaces the name in the title bar.
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Ie. right-click, Rename, on the .mp4
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I want to change the name that appears at the top of the the Table of Contents view of the player in the browser, i.e. what you see here as "nbu_CourseIntro_rec...":



I do not want the filename changed, just the name that shows up in the player. And of course I want to be able to have the option of using characters that may be forbidden in filenames (such as a colon).

Does that make sense now?
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your idea has merit; but, at present, you must edit the config.xml and/or config_xml.js files to change the name that displays over the TOC
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I agree with OP. it would be very nice to have the ability to customize this without editing the .xml file.